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Bird to the Wise

Lance Jones of the San Marcos Greenbelt Alliance presents a commemorative photograph by Susan Hanson to recognize 10 years of monthly San Marcos Bird Walks.

Bird to the Wise

A yellow-crowned night heron perches on a log near the headwaters of the San Marcos River.

Bird to the Wise

Bird Walkers spotted a green heron from the Meadows Center Wetlands Boardwalk.

Bird to the Wise

This happy little water snake relaxes in Spring Lake near the Meadows Center.

Bird to the Wise

In addition to birds, Ramirez treats Bird Walk participants to a host of diverse wildlife found in the San Marcos area. Photos by Jason Cook

Bird to the Wise

It was one of those perfect San Marcos Saturdays: cool and cloudless, with a light breeze stirring through the trees. At 7 a.m., a small crowd gathered in the Meadows Center parking lot — families with children, pairs and trios of college students, older couples and groups of friends. Some of them had field guides, some had binoculars; all were gathered to hear Texas State graduate Stephen Ramirez talk about birds.

Research finds analytic thinkers more receptive to cosmetic surgery

Katherine Warnell, Assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at Texas State, studies the real cost of cosmetic surgery. Photo submitted by Texas State University

Research finds analytic thinkers more receptive to cosmetic surgery

Katherine Warnell, Associate Professor. Photo submitted by Texas State University

Research finds analytic thinkers more receptive to cosmetic surgery

The normalization of cosmetic surgery and the real cost of surgery, both monetary and emotional, prompted Katherine Warnell, assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at Texas State University, to partner with a research study at St. Edward’s University to better understand what makes someone more or less likely to undergo cosmetic procedures.

Exploring Nature
Exploring Nature

Birds often become intoxicated after eating fermented fruit or berries. In Germany, a brown owl became drunk on schnapps and stood in traffic until a wildlife rescuer put him in rehab. Photo from Metro Creative

EXPLORING NATURE: DRUNK BIRDS

Birds sometimes become intoxicated and exhibit drunken behavior.

‘Reflections of the Springs’ Aquarena Springs Symphonic Band to present concert Sept. 19

The Aquarena Springs Symphonic Band. Photo by Mary Thielin

‘Reflections of the Springs’ Aquarena Springs Symphonic Band to present concert Sept. 19

Kicking off the 2021-22 season, the Aquarena Springs Symphonic Band will present a concert on Sept. 19. Hosted by The Price Center and Gardens, the program will begin at 5 p.m. The concert is open to the public, but suggested reservations can be made via The Price Center, at 512-392-2900.

Luscious Citron Lantana soft-pedaling yellow into your heart
Luscious Citron Lantana soft-pedaling yellow into your heart

This Giant Swallowtail, North America’s largest butterfly is seen feeding on Luscious Citron lantana.

Luscious Citron Lantana soft-pedaling yellow into your heart

This combination featuring Luscious Citron lantana, Truffula Pink gomphrena and Augusta Lavender heliotrope was a hit at the Young’s Plant Farm 2021 Garden Tour in Auburn, Ala.

Luscious Citron Lantana soft-pedaling yellow into your heart

The soft yellow blooms of Luscious Citron lantana also bring in the Spicebush Swallowtail butterflies for frequent visits. Photos by Norman Winter

Luscious Citron Lantana soft-pedaling yellow into your heart

When I was asked to trial the new Luscious Citron lantana, my first thought was, “Why in the world do we need another yellow lantana?” But now, six months later, I know the answer. You’re thinking you know the answer, and it has to do with butterflies. I’ll get to that in a minute.

Canine Heroes

San Marcos resident Christian Fritz and his German Shepherds, Saul and Starbuck, at work for the Alamo Area Search and Rescue team. Photo submitted by Christian Fritz

Canine Heroes: Fritz and his rescue dogs work together to make the world a better place

When San Marcos resident Christian Fritz returned stateside from his time as a U.S. Air Force Intelligence collector in Afghanistan, he missed having a mission on which he could focus. With the help of Saul and Starbuck, his two rescued search and rescue dogs, Fritz has found his calling.

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Above, Milt's Pit BBQ's Birdnest sandwich — a ⅓ pound of brisket and ½ pound of Polish sausage — and a side of cornbread fritters with maple butter. Below, Milt's Haystack, a delicious BBQ Frito Pie served on a bed of corn chips topped with BBQ beans and piled with savory chopped brisket, diced onions, jalapenos and cheese and an added portion of Polish sausage. Daily Record photos by Nick Castillo

Foodie Friday: Milt's Pit BBQ

Milt’s Pit BBQ describes its food as “real Texas BBQ,” and one taste of this barbecue proves its point. 

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